Prohibition Pig | Waterbury, Vermont
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Prohibition Pig
World Class based on 55 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

23 S Main St
Waterbury, Vermont United States 05676 [ print map ]
802 244 4120

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Hours: Mon - Thurs 4:00pm - 12:00am Fri-Sat 11:30am - 1:00am Sun 11:30am-12:00am


Mayor: AirForceHops (5) | Affiliated user(s) here chadrich | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 100


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Beer Available At Prohibition Pig (arranged by most recent)
Drop-In Dude Are You Okay? , Allagash Saison 97, Jackís Abby Leisure Time Lager 85, Lawsonís Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA 98, Fiddlehead India Pale Ale 92, Rock Art Prohibition Pig Pale Ale 85, Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither 98, Amager Black Nitro 98, Alchemist Heady Topper 100, Fiddlehead Hodad Porter 91, Alchemist Beelzebub 98, Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA 91, Allagash Midnight Brett 97, Dieu du Ciel …quinoxe du Printemps 97, Hill Farmstead Excursions #1 99, Hill Farmstead George 98, Prohibition Pig Test Batch One , Schlitz Classic 1960s Formula 18, Grassroots Arctic Saison 99, Allagash Red Howes 90
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55 reviews for Prohibition Pig
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  80%
 Selection  87%
 Food  83%
 Value  75%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
I have visited a few times since the reopening of the late Alchemist (RIP) and the feel and crowd mostly remained the same which is very fortunate. They refocused on grilled foods and are being rather succesful at that albeit I was never as impressed as I was led to expect being with the food. My best plate ever was one with grilled shrimps that was a one-off Iíve never encountered again and all the rest pales in comparison. Service is always very helpful despite the immense popularity of the place and frequent waiting lines. The tap selection is not even the largest in town, but almost every time I visit, I feel like drinking 50%+ of whatís on offer which means that the quality level is very high indeed. Prices are also rather high though with serving sizes being especially small and not always with appropriate glasswares here, leading to pricey beers for Vermont. Iíve never even had to browse at the bottle list. Top notch spot, but my heart belongs to the BlackBack and as soon as Iím done with my plate, for all the great selection available at Prohibition Pig, thatís where I want to head to finish the evening.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
GT2  (575) San Diego County , California | June 4, 2014
Type. . . . . . . . . .Gastropub
Level. . . . . . . . . .Very High
Location. . . . . . ..Excellent, Main Square
Prices. . . . . . . . .Medium to Low
Tap Selection. . . .Very High
Bottle Selection. ..Unknown
Samplers. . . . . . .Half Pours
Full Pours. . . . . ..Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..Very High
Food. . . . . . . . . ..Yes
Food Level. . . . . ..Very High
Staff. . . . . . . . . . .Friendly, Engaging
Growlers. . . . . . . .Doubtful
Noise Level. . . . . .Loud
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . .Tavern, Old West, Retro
Good for Kids. . . .Probably Not
Parking. . . . . . . . Street
WiFi. . . . . . . . . ..Unknown
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Recommended. . ..Yes
Comments: Top notch cocktails and awesome food, great staff, love the ambiance, beer list was incredible but it was Hill Farmsteadís anniversary event so that skews it a little. Would go back in a heartbeat.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (541) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
Kitty corner to two other bars featuring several up and coming Vermont beers. The largest and most bar like of the three. I also have a soft place in my heart to the former site of LíAlchemist. The bar and layout retains some of that flavour. More than enough taps for me here, and the HF and Lawson Liquid offerings were great. A few other good taps. One of my favourites on the trip was the dry hopped Ruination.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 31, 2012
Well, it is impossible not to be nostalgic when one walks in here. The setup is pretty much the same as The Alchemistís was, save for a few more tables in the back. Lots of former Alchemist employees as well. The aroma of smoked meat permeates the place; hard to complain, really. I didnít eat here the first time around, but I certainly will next time. The beer menu is large and includes Heady Topper, which is extremely rare on draft. (The only other place that has it for now is Hen of the Wood, also in Waterbury, one of New Englandís premier restaurants). Waterbury has so many great little bars for such a tiny town; Prohibition Pig is a strong contender from the get-go. Good job.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (448) Ottawa, Ontario | March 17, 2012
The Prohibition Pig is now open. The basic set up of the old Alchemist still remains, with the long bar, and the bar-dinning separation, but gone are the pool table and the big corner table to make way for more dinning spots, the bathrooms are now bigger so no need to wait outside as before. The top no tap list is extensive with a mix of NE local (Hill, Lawson), other regions (Cigar City) and imports (Mikkeller, Grassroots). The place is a meat haven of pulled pork, ribs and burgers. Given the place was full on the night I visited, I didnít eat there, but will be back for sure. A lot of the old Alchemist crew are now working here. My goodness, Waterbury is beer central!!
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34  (415) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2013
Heady on draft, what else do you need to know? Rest of the draft list was pretty weak, but you arenít coming here to tick, come to drink HT. Gastro pub feel, clean, modern, exciting. Food looks great, Iíd love to try dinner here, nice liquor selection as well.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (365) Sunnyvale, California | May 23, 2013
I had heard a lot about this place and needed to check it out. Finally found a couple of Lawsons Finest beers on tap here, along with several HF and other tasty beers. They have a hundred or so bottles as well. The pulled pork was pretty damn awesome, and service was quite good. Half pours were $3 and fulls were $5, making them a hell of a deal.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones  (305) Buffalo, New York | December 22, 2013
great spot, great draft & bottle list, great booze list if youíre into that. BBQ was outstanding, as was cheese plate & mac & cheese. All the tís are crossed & all the iís dotted here
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (303) Toronto, Ontario | May 5, 2013
2013-04-26. Stopped in for drinks on a Friday night and it was very busy. We ended up standing which was fine for a short visit. Tap list was quite good, and there were some impressive rarities on the bottle list as well. We tried a couple of different Hill Farmstead beers on tap and came back for dinner the next night. Ordered two big bottles of Hill Farmstead (Clara, and Sankt Hans). I got a plate of "chopped bbq pork" with a side of beans and coleslaw, all of which was good but a bit different from what I pictured when I ordered it. The pork was finely chopped sort of meat salad with spices as opposed to the big chunks of pork I was picturing. Mabel got a very tasty mac and cheese. Finished with some HF Citra. My mouth wanted more food but I was stuffed. We sat at the bar which was nice but I think Iíd try for a table if I was to go back. Staff was great and knowledgeable about the beer. Decor is cool, the massive bar just looks neat! Lots of brick, pretty noisy at night.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 29, 2012
Finally got to visit here for the fist time. I had been a few times when it was still The Alchemist, but hadnít had a chance to come since the rebuild and change in ownership. The inside is beautiful, serene and calm, has a great Vermont feel to it with a slight modern update. Great tap list including a number of Hill Farmstead, and Lawsons, as well as Heady Topper of course. Had a few small plates which were excellent. Service is very good, prices are reasonable (Iíd say theyíre a touch higher than when it was The Alchemist). Certainly worth stopping in, and I know Iíll be back soon.

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